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International Student Orientation is hosted jointly by the International House and International Student and Scholar Services to help you transition to the University of Tennessee and Knoxville community. There are required and optional programs for International Student Orientation but we suggest attending as many events as possible.

Required Orientation Events

All international students are required to attend an International Student Check-In Session. Please sign up for an ISSS orientation session.

International students are required to attend an International Student Conference hosted by the International House on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 12:30 pm – 4 pm. More information about the conference, including location and schedule, will be posted soon.

In additional to these required events the International House plans a variety of events, trips, presentations, and airport pickups designed to help new international students settle into their new home in Knoxville, TN. Students are encouraged to participate in these educational and cultural programs that take place over a period of days, prior to the beginning of classes. Events include tours of the campus and library, shopping/grocery trips, and information sessions.

Please review the attached schedule to plan your orientation week. We highly recommend attending the following events:

  • Introduction to the US Classroom
  • Campus Tour
  • Library Tour
  • Beyond Borders Dance Party

Undergraduate international students are also required to attend the New Vols Experience orientation planned by New Student and Family Programs. Find more information and register for a New Vols session.